Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Baked Apple Cider Donuts - Bread Recipes

Hi, my name is Sarah and I’m here to share a recipe with you! These baked apple cider donuts are not only delicious but they’re also healthy. You can impress your family this year by making these for breakfast or as a sweet treat. They’re perfect for fall time and the holidays!
I hope you enjoy this post and please feel free to contact me if there’s anything else I can do for you 🙂

prep: 15 mins cook: 20 mins additional: 10 mins total: 45 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 12 donuts


½ cup packed brown sugar

¾ teaspoon baking soda

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups fresh apple cider

1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg

¼ teaspoon fine salt

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¾ teaspoon baking powder

1 large egg

½ cup white sugar

1 pinch ground cardamom

¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup warm milk


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter two 6-cup donut pans.

Pour apple cider into a saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and let it cook, watching carefully, until the cider is reduced to 1/2 cup. If it reduces too much, add enough water to make 1/2 cup. Set aside until needed.

Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg to a large bowl. Mix with a whisk until combined and set aside until needed.

Whisk 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, milk, 2 tablespoons melted butter, vanilla extract, and egg together in another bowl until combined. Add the apple cider reduction and the dry ingredients. Whisk together to form a slightly thick batter; do not overmix.

Spoon or pipe the batter into the prepared donut pans, filling them about 3/4 of the way up.

Bake in the center of the preheated oven until the tops are lightly browned, and the donuts spring back slightly to the touch, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pans before removing to a sheet pan lined with a silicone baking mat. Cut out any donut holes as necessary.

If desired, while still slightly warm, brush the donuts lightly with remaining melted butter. Mix 1 cup white sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon together for topping in a shallow dish; toss in donuts to coat. Let cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 295 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 56.8g; fat 6.6g; cholesterol 31.6mg; sodium 176.1mg.

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